Healthy Breakfast Options with Special K® Red Berries Cereal


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As much as I would like to cook breakfast every day, I can tell you without hesitation that it happens roughly 1% of the time. I love eggs, but eggs require cooking and cooking requires the washing of dishes and none of those things really need to happen before work on a weekday. To keep you from doing any unnecessary cooking on workday mornings, I’ve partnered with Special K Red Berries to talk a little bit about how a healthy breakfast can fit easily into your morning routine.

I’ve gone through many phases of breakfast over the course of my life: in high school, it was whatever I could eat in the car and generally something that came from the freezer section of the grocery store. In college, I often skipped breakfast altogether and at my first job, I had oatmeal sweetened with a little bit of maple syrup every. single. day. I’ve been through egg white phases, Starbucks breakfast sandwich phases, homemade breakfast sandwich phases and Greek yogurt phases. Mix Red Berries cereal, pretzel sticks and soy nuts or seeds. Super simple & yummy!

The one thing that never gets old though is cereal and milk. For as long as I can remember, Special K Red Berries has been among my very favorite cereals. Made with whole grains and now with more real strawberries, a bowl of Red Berries and milk is a nutritionally rich breakfast choice that gives women the fiber, folic acid and vitamin D to help nourish them onto amazing things, while still delivering a great taste.

There are some cereals where you need to add ingredients like fruit or granola in order to make them palatable. Not the case here. No matter where you are, you can eat a simple and quick breakfast with Special K Red Berries.


Breakfast at Home

If you’re an early riser (but not early enough to feel like doing dishes before 9:00 a.m.), it only takes a few minutes, possibly while your coffee is brewing, to brighten up your bowl of Special K Red Berries and top with fresh blueberries or diced peaches.

The best part about this cereal is that it’s packed with fresh strawberries, so even though you don’t need to add extra fruit, a few extra nutrients never hurt anyone and it’s fun to mix flavors.

Speaking of mixing flavors, consider mixing Red Berries cereal with Chocolatey Delight cereal. Think of an ice cream sundae, but in breakfast cereal form and without the sugar crash or guilt. You won’t regret it.


Breakfast at Work

Whenever I make a real, concerted effort to eat clean, I find myself surprised by how good I feel, when logically, eating better means feeling better. To that same end, in order to feel special, you have to eat special. Getting the right amounts of nutrients like fiber, folic acid and vitamin D can help women take on the day.

If you don’t eat breakfast before leaving in the morning, take it to go. Cereal is one of the easiest things to store in your office kitchen or even in your desk. If you don’t have an office kitchen or a mini fridge to store milk, mix Red Berries cereal, pretzel sticks and soy nuts or seeds into a super simple and delicious trail mix to nosh on the go.


Breakfast on the Weekend

Every Saturday morning I take my dog to the farmer’s markets, while Sundays are for sleeping in. Either way, I generally have more time to linger on the weekends than I do when I’m headed out to door to get to work.

On weekends, take the time to make something fun, like a 200-calorie Special K Parfait or a Banana Berry Parfait.  Protein, carbs and low-fat dairy will keep you feeling fueled until lunchtime.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Special K® Red Berries.

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  • Reply
    Cynthia:/What A Girl Eats
    September 14, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Special K used to be my go-to cereal choice. You’ve reminded me how good it is! I’ll have to pick up a box!

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    Faith (An Edible Mosaic)
    September 9, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    YUM! Love cereal and milk for a quick breakfast on a busy morning!

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    Matt @ Plating Pixels
    September 7, 2015 at 1:58 am

    I’m usually a smoothie guy but I do love the dried bits of strawberry in there!

  • Reply
    September 7, 2015 at 1:47 am

    I’ve always been a cereal girl. Love all the ideas you gave for dressing up breakfast!

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
    September 6, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    I don’t eat cereal often but remember trying and liking Special K Berries from a while ago – will need to try it again!

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    Carol Borchardt
    September 6, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Special K has always been one of my favorites, but I haven’t had it in a long time! Need to change that!

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    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence
    September 6, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Looks tasty!

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    Megan Keno {Country Cleaver}
    September 4, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Love cereal!!

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    Cathy Trochelman
    September 1, 2015 at 10:08 am

    My kids always BEG for this cereal at the store!

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    Holly N @ Spend With Pennies
    September 1, 2015 at 8:49 am

    I’m totally with you… no dishes before 9am. 😉 My girls also love the Special K sprinkled over yogurt.

    I’d never thought of using it as a trail mix base! Great idea!

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet
    September 1, 2015 at 7:19 am

    My parents keep this cereal stocked in their house so we always get our fill of it when we visit! The kids love it!

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    September 1, 2015 at 4:10 am

    I’m so bad about eating breakfast on a regular basis, but I too have always loved cereal. I need to get back into that routine!

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    Holly @ 3 Yummy Tummies
    August 31, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    I love this cereal…like the idea of trying it as a parfait.

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking
    August 31, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Special K is my favorite cereal ! It may make for a great breakfast but it also makes for a wonderfully lazy and delicious dinner. 😉

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    Ginny McMeans
    August 31, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    This is my husband’s favorite cereal! We always have it in the house. 🙂 Can’t complain about more berries!

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    Lisa keys
    August 27, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Love cereal n milk and will have to try Special K red berries

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